LOCKSLEY: The dancetastic -- and unofficial, I think -- video for "The Whip" pays homage to Dirty Dancing, Boogie Nights, Wayne's World, Risky Business, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction and many more...
STEPHIN MERRITT is advance streaming Obscurities.
RON SEXSMITH plays a session at WFUV's Studio A.
NEIL YOUNG: Chicago Hurricane, November 15, 1976.
SLEATER-KINNEY: The BBC Sessions.
WOODSTOCK: Forgot to mention that on Aug. 15-17, 1969, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in a lovely natural amphitheater in Bethel (not Woodstock), NY for "three days of peace and music," including sets from Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Who, Santana, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, and the proverbial many more.
PITCHFORK at 15 lists One Song Wonders. Guess how many! And sad about the Pipettes...
TOM WAITS hill have announcement about new material on August 23. But someone may have let the cat out of the bag.
MY MORNING JACKET keyboardist Bo Koster talks to CityBeat about their Unstaged concert, stuffed animals, and more... (Thx, LHB.)
KISS was dropped from the Michael Jackson tribute concert, after Gene Simmons commented that he thought MJ was a child molester.
BRADGELINA: People reports that life in their big, boisterous family is as much about everyday bonding as it is the big adventure. It's almost as if the magazine had some sort of relationship with the couple or something.
RYAN REYNOLDS & SANDRA BULLOCK took her son Louis hiking in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
JANN WENNER is finally being sued for divorce by his estranged wife Jane Wenner -- 16 years after he sparked a sensation by leaving her and moving in with his gay lover, former Calvin Klein model Matthew Nye.
GWYNETH PALTROW renounces plastic surgery as "pure vanity" in the new German issue of OK! - except for a boob job, that is.
SALMA HAYEK thinks being super-rich and privileged is great. Points for honesty there.
ZOE SALDANA is briefly profiled at GQ, but there are a couple of pics, too.
DAVID CROSS & AMBER TAMBLYN are engaged.
GERARD DEPARDIEU went oui oui in the aisle of a grounded airplane.
DAVID LETTERMAN is the subject of an assassination threat posted on a website frequently used by al Qaeda.
PAKISTAN: Despite the US declaring a cut in funding to Pakistan, the Obama administration has asked for an additional 1.5 billion in "coalition support funds" for the 2012 financial year. Pakistan has in the past received over 75% of these additional funds which are technically meant for all of US allies.
AFGHANISTAN: After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, the U.S military estimates 360 million US tax dollars has ended up in the hands of people the American-led coalition has spent nearly a decade battling: the Taliban, criminals and power brokers with ties to both.
IRAQ: The single largest threat to Iraq's security today comes from Iranian-backed militia groups and the thousands of fighters, cash and weapons under their control, according to Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the spokesman for US forces in Iraq.
OTTER & PUPPY, playing together...Mass hysteria!
RATS THE SIZE OF RABBITS overrun Grand Army Plaza Park in New York.
A MOUSE grounded a flight from Stockholm to Chicago.
BEAU the LABRADOR can add subtract... and do square roots.